Blue Mountains Conservation Society Inc.
Blue Mountains Conservation Society Butterbox Point  (Gary Humble)
Blue Mountains Conservation Society
Our mission is to help conserve the natural environment of the Greater Blue Mountains
and to increase awareness of the natural environment in general.
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Blue Mountains Tree Frog Blue Mountains Tree Frog  (Kate Smith)
Threatened Species Day - Saturday, 8 September

The first Threatened Species Day in Australia was declared in 1996 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of the last Tasmanian Tiger.

We're marking Threatened Species Day 2018 by presenting talks by several well-known conservationists.

     Date: Saturday 8 September
     Time: 9:30am to 3pm*
     Venue: Wentworth Falls School of Arts

* 9.30 am is registration time (tea/coffee provided. Talks start at 10am. Lunch will be provided.

Our Threatened Species Day is free, but we would appreciate attendees registering their interest at EventBrite.

Here's a brochure.

Read more about our Threatened Species Day


Spotted Quoll
Bushland Protection Workshop held on Saturday, 14 July

A workshop on bushland clearing and tree removal in the Blue Mountains.

Over 40 people braved the cold to attend our workshop on Bushland Protection laws and codes.

Participants were capably informed on the topic by Environmental Solicitor, Jemilah Hallinan from the Environmental Defenders Office.

Here's a write-up of that workshop including the EDO's presentation.


Lawson Crown Land - Masterplan on Exhibition

Council is currently preparing a Masterplan for Crown Land at Lawson with a draft likely to come to a Council meeting in September for approval to exhibit.

The three options are currently available to view online here.

Comments closed 20th April 2018. Here's the Society's submission

Read more about the masterplan and the Society's position, here


Kowmung River
Kowmung River - a declared wild river  (Ian Brown)
Save The Blue Mountains Wild Rivers

If Warragamba Dam's wall is raised by 14 metres, the dam will hold the equivalent of two additional Sydney Harbours.

4,700 hectares of World Heritage listed National Parks and 1,800 hectares of declared Wilderness Areas will be forever scarred from sedimentation, erosion and invasion of exotic plants.

Raising Warragamba Dam will inundate 65 kilometres of Blue Mountain's wild rivers.

Watch this video

See the Save The Blue Mountains Wild Rivers website


Jeremy Buckingham - The Gardens of Stone
Jeremy Buckingham - The Gardens of Stone
Protect the Gardens of Stone from destructive coal mining

"Who agrees that we can't let a coal mine destroy this unique Australian landscape?" asks NSW Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham.

"The Gardens of Stone on the edge of the Blue Mountains near Lithgow will be destroyed if coal mining is allowed to go ahead."

"Here I am standing on the precipice of the sandstone pagodas in this beautiful Australian bushland that could be ruined through subsidence caused by longwall mining techniques - where they deliberate collapse the earth as the mining machine moves along the coal face. As the age of coal comes to a close, we should not be risking such incredible areas."

Watch this video

See our campaign site on the Gardens of Stone


Leave Radiata Plateau Wild video

Sitting on the southern escarpment, Radiata Plateau (also known as Elphinstone) with its outstanding topography is the last remaining undeveloped peninsula-plateau in the upper Blue Mountains.

Home to rare and threatened species, culturally significant and a magnet for the local outdoor community, Radiata Plateau, towering high above rolling valleys has been in the making for millennia.

See more on our Leave Radiata Plateau Wild pages


No Western Sydney Airport bumper sticker
No Western Sydney Airport bumper sticker
No Western Sydney Airport

The Society believes that the Western Sydney Airport and its attendant infrastructure and associated industries poses a very real threat to the GBMWHA. And as a result, the Airport is a threat to the Blue Mountains communities, tourism and businesses.

The principal impact on the GBMWHA and Blue Mountains communities of the proposed Western Sydney Airport is aircraft noise.

See more on our campaign against Western Sydney Airport